Gajaraj, father of film-maker Karthik Subbaraj of Pizza and Jigarthanda fame, has been roped by director Pa. Ranjith to play a small yet significant role in his next directorial venture Kabali which has superstar Rajinikanth in the lead.
Thus, Gajaraj overtakes his ambitious son Subbaraj who wanted to work with Rajini by directing his next film. Subbaraj reportedly visited Rajini on the sets of Lingaa last year and narrated a script which apparently didn’t meet with Rajini’s approval.
Ranjith’s Kabali has hugely energized Rajini’s millions of fans who expect something ‘different’ from Ranjith in view of his past successes.
They also want to see how a young director handles Rajini’s superstardom. Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh and Kalaiyarasan, have been signed up to star in the film whose shoot is to commene in Malaysia from September. Gajaraj debuted as an actor with son Subbaraj’s Jigarthanda and later played Nandita’s father in Mundasupatti.
Talking about his chance to rub shoulders with Rajini, Gajaraj said “I’m a huge fan of Rajini and am extremely delighted to be staring in the film, no matter how long/short my role in the film would be!”